Greedy is a much nicer word for attorneys than I think should be used. Only profession that takes a pen, a few dollars and a court filing to turn someone's life upside down and financial ruin for the victim of frivolous lawsuits.
It's not free speech for a big group like SPLC to publicly title you an extremist. It's one thing for a single person to call you it, but a giant organization labeling you it, is a destruction of character and reputation.
Cass: You don’t even have to mention greenhouse gases in your commitment if you don’t want to.
You send you in any piece of paper you want, we’re gonna staple them all together, and we’re gonna call that the Paris Accord.
Of course it’s true that the United States produces twice as much greenhouse gas per person as China and India, so isn’t it on us to do more? decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement Stossel: President Obama said, “This administration joins a handful of nations that reject the future.” Cass: If the future is worthless climate agreements that everyone goes to Paris to talk about, then first of all that’s a very sad future, and it’s one that we should be proud to reject.
Cass: Even if we zeroed out our emissions tomorrow and the future of climate change is still a question of what happens in China and India. Stossel: When Trump said he was leaving the Paris Accord, he was trashed by politicians across the world. The one country that showed up in Paris with a very costly, ambitious target was the United States. So President Obama took all the zero commitments from everybody else, but threw in a really expensive one for us. Obama pledged to reduce American emissions by a quarter. But the solution isn’t to waste billions by forcing emissions cuts here while other countries do nothing while pretending to make cuts. To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you.Cass: What you find is they either pledge to do exactly what they were already going to do anyway, or pledged even less than that.China for instance, said we pledged to reach peak emissions by about 2030.But they proposed to become efficient less quickly than they’re already becoming more efficient. You know, my favorite was Pakistan whose pledge was to reach a peak at some point, after which to begin reducing emissions, and so you can staple those together, and you can say we now have a global agreement. And if anything you’ve gone backwards because whereas in the past you could have criticized countries and said hey, why aren’t you doing anything?Now we have an agreement that says in fact, we will applaud you for doing nothing.Wolf Blitzer: A lot at stake, potentially for the planet. I bet they don’t even know what was in the agreement. Oren Cass: Paris Accord was somewhere between a farce and a fraud.Stossel: Manhattan Institute senior fellow Oren Cass is one of the few people who’ve actually read the Paris Agreement and also the commitment set in by every country.